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Old July 9, 2009, 08:18 AM
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Default Need Help OC'ing my NEW System! :D

Basically I want to Over Clock my CPU, RAM, and GPU, and I'd like to keep my system OC'd for permanent use... I've read a bunch of guides on this site before I decided to try it myself, but I can't seem to get the settings in the BIOS correct... :(

Thermaltake M9 Case (with stock cooling).
ASUS P5QL-PRO Mobo.
Coolmaster Real Power 750W power supply.
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz.
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic 32 Bit.
4GB RAM (Kingston DDR2-1066Mhz Dual-Channel 2x 2Gigs).
Nvidia GeForce 9800GX2 (with latest driver).
Creative SB X-Fi Titanium Pro Audio Processor (WDM). (not using p5ql-pro high def. audio device)


I have posted below the BIOS Settings exactly as listed in the bios AI TWEAKER MENU. . I need to know the correct settings:

AI TWEAKER MENU:

AI OVERCLOCK TUNER [AUTO]
FSB FREQUENCY [AUTO]
PCIE FREQUENCY [AUTO]
FSB STRAP TO NORTH BRIDGE [AUTO]
DRAM FREQUENCY [AUTO]
DRAM TIMING CONTROL [AUTO]
DRAM STATIC READ CONTROL [AUTO]
DRAM READ TRAINING [AUTO]
MEM. OC CHARGER [AUTO]
AI CLOCK TWISTER [AUTO]
AI TRANSACTION BOOSTER [AUTO]
CPU VOLTAGE [AUTO]
FSB TERMINATION VOLTAGE [AUTO]
MEMORY VOLTAGE [AUTO]
NORTH BRIDGE VOLTAGE [AUTO]
SOUTH BRIDGE VOLTAGE [AUTO]
LOAD LINE CALIBRATION [AUTO]
CPU-GTL REFERENCE [AUTO]
CPU SPREAD SPECTRUM [AUTO]
PCI-E SPREAD SPECTRUM [AUTO]
CPU CLOCK SKEW [AUTO]
NB CLOCK SKEW [AUTO]
CPU MARGIN ENHANCEMENT [OPTIMIZED]

I can provide any additional sys info, as well as ranges for each setting if necessary. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks! :)
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Old July 9, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Set AI OC Tuner to manual and play with the settings. There's no set result with an OC so you have to try it yourself.
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Old July 9, 2009, 09:14 AM
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You didn't mention if you had an aftermarket HSF. Be very careful oc'ing with the stock Intel fan. Watch your load temps.
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Old July 9, 2009, 09:22 AM
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ok..
I have been messing with the setting myself, and having no luck, and some of the settings say they can damage my hardware, so i'm iffy on messing with them, which is why i'm asking for help... and what's an aftermarket hsf?.. also my temps stay around 40 degrees.. is that ok?
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Old July 9, 2009, 09:25 AM
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HSF - Heatsink Fan NCIX.com - Buy CPU Heatsinks In Canada.
And as long as your load temps are under 65, you're fine. Just increase the FSB, and run Prime95 or OCCT to test your new settings to make sure they are stable.
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Old July 9, 2009, 10:33 AM
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One thing you overlooked is that your board is P43 so you have limited overclocking options, it is neutered compared to a P45. Second one is try to update your BIOS as I don't know if your board can run that CPU overclocked, even some P45 boards have trouble overclocking those quads. Thirdly, set these to diable;

C1E Support
Max CPUID Limit
Intel® Virtualization Tech
CPU TM Function
Execute-Disable Bit capacity
Intel® Speedstep™ Tech

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Old July 11, 2009, 06:54 AM
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I built a computer for one of my daughters with this board.
All voltages are set manually.

Its had a bios revision and although a lower end board with no supplied onboard firewire it does do a respectable job.
Well it does for her.

I believe she has a cpu running oc'd at about 2.90.
Its decent price point board.

One thing I can convey is not to overclock with all voltage on auto

Some boads overvolt, give eractic results on "auto" voltage settings.

You should try to set the voltages manually.
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